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Fast-food chain A&W is to trial plant-based chicken nuggets in Canada from tomorrow (December 2).

The eatery has partnered with vegan meat brand Lightlife to offer the meatless product for a ‘limited time’ at its stores in Ontario and British Columbia. 

A&W says it hopes to bring the chicken nuggets back again across the country ‘if the appetite is big’ but will a ‘short-term promotion’ for now.

‘Very impressed’

“We can’t resist our new Plant-Based Nuggets and we can’t wait for guests to taste our delicious new nuggets for themselves,” Susan Senecal, President, and CEO at A&W Canada, said, according to VegNews

“Nuggets are fun to eat and fun to share and we think Canadians will be very impressed with our new plant-based nuggets for lunch, dinner, or any time in between.”

‘Crispy, craveable and unbelievably delicious’

The ‘crispy, craveable and an unbelievably delicious’ chicken-less nuggets, made from peas, wheat flour, and fava beans, will retail at $5.99 for a six-piece or $8.99 for a 10-piece. Customers can also choose between two plant-based dipping sauces: Barbecue and Sweet & Sour.

* A&W note on its website that the Plant-Based Nuggets are cooked with vegetable oil using the same fryers as its ‘chicken items’

Liam Gilliver

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